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A YouTube channel was taken down after refusing to pay a $1,000 ransom

This isn’t a good look for YouTube.

On Oct 24, 2016 by Audra Schroeder

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YouTubers raise $165,000 on GoFundMe for legal defense of copyright suit

Fellow YouTuber Phil DeFranco is spearheading the community effort.

On May 31, 2016 by Rae Votta

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Popular YouTube couple sued for copyright infringement

Fair use on YouTube strikes again.

On May 26, 2016 by [email protected]

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Google wins decade-long copyright case over book-digitization project

The Author’s Guild, which brought the lawsuit, says it will ask the Supreme Court to weigh in.

On Oct 16, 2015 by Kevin Collier

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Harry Potter Alliance campaign celebrates fanfiction awareness

Fanworks aren’t only protected in the U.S.—they’re a vibrant part of modern-day creative culture.

On Aug 26, 2015 by Aja Romano

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Why Funimation’s statement on fanart is a double-edged sword for creators

Funimation takes a tolerant position, but it’s missing a key point.

On Jul 6, 2015 by Aja Romano

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Did this artist steal your Instagram post and sell it for a fortune?

Richard Prince is one of the art world’s biggest trolls—and that’s saying something.

On May 22, 2015 by Miles Klee

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Can an app fix remix culture’s attribution problem?

Want to combine a video with a song with a GIF? You can. Trio just makes sure you give credit where credit is due.

On Mar 4, 2015 by AJ Dellinger

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Nintendo invites fans to share their remix videos—but there’s a catch

Unfortunately, Nintendo actually isn’t embracing Fair Use of its copyright.

On Nov 18, 2014 by Aja Romano

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How remix culture lives and dies on SoundCloud

Bootleg remixes infringe copyright—so why are so many of them never taken down?

On Aug 28, 2014 by Andy Hermann

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NBC used a YouTube video without its creator’s permission

“If NBC would have asked to use my videos, I  would have denied usage since I wouldn’t want to be associated with their story,” video creator Jeff Heeszel said.

On Jul 23, 2014 by Fernando Alfonso III

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San Francisco lawyer uses bogus copyright claim to take down activists

“It’s really disappointing to see someone abuse the DMCA process like this…”

On Jul 22, 2014 by Aaron Sankin

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How not to hack IKEA

This situation highlights a growing problem online.

On Jun 17, 2014 by [email protected]

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Fanartist who accused Sarkeesian of art theft banned from Reddit

Did Anita Sarkeesian steal this Dragon’s Lair fanartist’s work, or does she have Fair Use? Either way, Reddit’s not happy that the artist who complained was banned from doing a Reddit AMA.

On Mar 16, 2014 by Aja Romano

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GoldieBlox takes down ‘Girls’ parody to set things right with the Beastie Boys

GoldieBlox decided it doesn’t want a fight with the Beasties.

On Nov 27, 2013 by Michelle Jaworski

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